Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"And then the murders began."

According to The Hook (visit this site), adding "And then the murders began" as the second sentence in any book makes it instantly better.

Challenge accepted--with my own books. Let's have some fun, shall we? And I won't cheat by making it the second or third sentence if it doesn't make sense in its placement or comes in the middle of dialogue. Second sentence only. Ready? Let's do this:

THE BONDS OF MATRI-MONEY: "Of course we'll appeal the decision." And then the murders began.

A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN: Kyle Hayden huddled near the rancid dumpster, shielding a fistful of yellow mums from the wicked October wind. And then the murders began.

A RUN FOR THE MONEYWhen Nicole Fleming squirmed, the sound of sweaty thighs unsticking from her leather chair resonated like a blaring trumpet. And then the murders began.

NOBODY'S DARLING“Everyone is looking for a mother to care for them.” And then the murders began.

NOBODY'S BUSINESS: "I bet, in your wildest dreams, you never thought you'd be living with your mother at your age." And then the murders began.

NOBODY'S PERFECTStuck in morning rush hour traffic with her mother and her younger sister, Summer Raine Jackson understood the true meaning of torture. And then the murders began.

CHASING ADONIS: Persephone, goddess of the Underworld, fought to stifle her delight at this luscious turn of events. And then the murders began.

ETERNALLY YOURS: Jodie Devlin sucked at life. And then the murders began.

IN YOUR DREAMS: Sean Martino stared over the stark world of the Chasm and steeled against another round of shivers. And then the murders began.

WAITING IN THE WINGS: Death was no place for pussies. And then the murders began.

DUPING CUPID: "I need a man." And then the murders began.

CHARMING FOR MOTHER'S DAY: O.C.I.F.: Oh, crap, it's Friday. And then the murders began.

DUET IN SEPTEMBER: "It's one lousy month, Nia." And then the murders began.

REUNION IN OCTOBER: No one should have to face a morning with decaf. And then the murders began.

HOMECOMING IN NOVEMBER: I looked up at the new sign over the storefront and stifled a shudder that had nothing to do with the first day of November's chilly wind. And then the murders began.

So...what do you think? Which one's your favorite? Share yours, if you've got one. Or choose your favorite book.


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